HeLa, Henrietta Lacks, and Medical Ethics

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Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa Cells

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  • Encyclopedia of human biology / edited by Renato Dulbecco. San Diego : Academic Press, c1997. (Ref  612 D886a) (Topic Overview: HeLa)


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Early Reports of HeLa Cells & Henrietta Lacks

  • Rogers, M. (1976, March 25). The double-edged helix: In the delicate realm of biomedical research, those virorous cervical cells from Baltimore are creating confusion and, possible disaster. Rolling Stone. (3rd floor 1984-2009 on microfilm)
  • Culliton, B. J. (1974, June 21). HeLa (for Henrietta Lacks). Science, 184, 1268.

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Scientific Use of HeLa Cells

Times Cited: Over 1,000

Times Cited: Over 1,000